Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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The recent numbers in devices dont actually hold true to what you are saying.

They have been sliding but have recovered. With the new Symbian^3 and later Symbian^4 I think they can better compete with iPhone (what is the latest innovation from cupertino? Video calling?! Thats not innovation.)

Dont forget MeeGo, in the long run this is where Nokia is going.

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what is the latest innovation from cupertino?
Using a horde of fans as marketing team. The iPhone lagging behind at pretty much everything doesn't matter much. Grabbing 2% of the market is such a small time frame is a great success. Their marketing strategy is working better than their bigger competitors. Their brand is recognized by their fans since the Apple II as a synonym to innovation and forward thinking. They have many ties with the media industry to help them maintain their status. The N8, Symbian^3 and more importantly QT will be ignored by the media and yet be installed on more phones than all other platforms combined. On the other hand, iPhone OS 4.0 will be covered from left and right while still playing catchup with the phone industry.

Edited 2010-05-26 10:11 UTC

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